Happy New Year And Starting 2022 How I Intend To Carry On

With no football in Wales at the moment, due to a COVID-inspired league suspension, I had more time on the bank this morning than I normally do on January 1.

Instead of getting a really short lure session in, before I set off for the game that was originally scheduled between Cefn Druids and The New Saints, I was able to have a couple of hours on the canal.

The float fishing outing, on the Staffordshire/Worcestershire Canal, was very productive.

There’s more in the accompanying video, but the first fish of the year was a gudgeon, the biggest of the session was the perch in the lead image, and I also caught roach.

If you’ve been out fishing yourself today, I hope you’ve had a good one!

As far as I’m concerned, as always, I’m starting the year how I intend to continue.

Especially so this year, as I’ll be sixty in 2022, and that’s going to be a key player in my working life, as far as personal plans are concerned.

Back to today, though, and I want to wish you a very happy New Year. I hope that 2022 will be your best yet.

Today’s tackle and approach: 

Greys Prodigy 12’ rod and a Shimano 3500 reel loaded with Maxima Chameleon 4lb line. 

There was 4 feet length of 3lb 8oz Drennan Team England joined by a loop-to-loop knot. 

The float was a 0.6g Drennan Crystal Waggler. The hook was a Drennan Super Specialist size 18. 

I fished the boat channel, with brown crumb and mixed maggots and single white maggot on the hook.